Best war movie continuity mistakes of all time

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, the blanket wrapped around the baby changes. In the wide shots, the red stripe is near the feet, but in the close up shots, the red stripe is around the body, next to Katniss' hand. And in the wide shot and first close up shot, the baby's right arm is lying on the blanket, but in following shots, the arm is under the blanket without Katniss doing anything.

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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse picture

Continuity mistake: On the rooftop while shooting at the Russians, John dives through a skylight. In a side shot he's falling back first, then he lands on his front.

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Defiance picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, the tank's turret is seen turning. Camera does a quick cut and it's back to where it was before. Camera cuts and it's turning again.

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Midway picture

Continuity mistake: When the B-26 bombers from Midway attack (aside from being to many as mentioned in another posted mistake) the overhead view of the formation shows the B-26 in the back, middle of the formation hit. Both engines erupt in flames and the bomber starts to drop from the formation. The scene then cuts to the Japanese gunners' perspective, showing the B-26 formation from below. The bomber in the back, middle of the formation is no longer on fire and moments later the B-26 just forward and to the left is hit and the engines start to burn. If this was intended to show an overlap in time of the same scene, as simultaneously viewed from two different perspectives, then the visual effects of the flames, from the Japanese perspective, was applied to the wrong bomber in the formation.

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The War picture

Continuity mistake: When Billy eats all the ice-cream he is shown lying in the yard in a bathtub, with all the empty wrappers spread around. When his father finds him he is lying on some wooden steps, again with all the wrappers scattered around. (01:18:35)

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Operation Petticoat picture

Continuity mistake: A sailor goes out on the luau covered deck to get his guitar, during an air raid. He lays down while a Zero strafes the deck hitting his guitar, which goes flying into the air toward the camera and lands about 10 feet from the sailor. In the next shot, the sailor kneels up and grabs his guitar which has appeared right next to him.

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Bravo Two Zero picture

Continuity mistake: Sean Bean is listening to the radio while he is in the shower - in the next scene he is exiting the bathroom with towels on so there is a time gap between the two scenes. However the monologue of the radio plays on through both scenes without any interruption. Actually, when he leaves the bathroom for the bedroom, the radio volume decreases, even though the radio is in the bedroom (he subsequently reaches over to turn it off). (00:01:40)

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To Hell and Back picture

Continuity mistake: When the soldiers are ambushed by the Germans, they jump off and Jack Kelly is wounded in the arm, showing a torn shirt and bloody arm. Later when Audie Murphy is wounded and in the hospital Jack Kelly visits him. The only bandage on him is on his hand, which wasn't injured before.

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Saboteur picture

Continuity mistake: The closeup of the Soda City calendar shows a much heavier coating of spider webs than the previous shot.

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The Battle of the River Plate picture

Continuity mistake: In the final shot, just as the credits are rolling, the British warships are sailing away with the sun setting behind them. In an earlier scene the radio commentator says that the sun is setting and a shot of the sun touching the surface of the sea is shown.

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Dead Presidents picture

Continuity mistake: During the heist, a police officer fires eight shots from a revolver which only holds six bullets, and he doesn't reload.

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley picture

Continuity mistake: When Teddy has delivered Damien's letter to Sinead, he puts his cap on, gets on his motorcycle and puts his pair of goggles on the handlebar. The scene then cuts to a wide angle and the goggles are around his neck.

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Objective, Burma! picture

Continuity mistake: After the raid on the Japanese radar site as Errol Flynn is on the radio sitting next to a radioman talking to the supply plane his hair is sweaty and forming circles on his forehead. When the scene shifts to a close-up of Errol his hair is in straight lines.Then when the scene goes back to the two of them his hair is in circles again.

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We Were Soldiers picture

Continuity mistake: During the transportation of the first wave of Air Cav soldiers (the one led by Lt. Col. Moore), the number of helicopters changes from around six, to around sixteen, then back to six.

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Catch-22 picture

Continuity mistake: When 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder has the egg in his hand and is explaining the profits that can be made, the egg is suddenly gone as he begins walking away.

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Tigerland picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Miter is planning to escape from the army and Bozz tries to stop him, watch the red mark on Miter's neck. It miraculously disappears and reappears many times. (00:45:05 - 00:48:30)

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The Last Airbender picture

Continuity mistake: During the scenes at the Northern Water Tribe, there is a cut in the middle of Aang's lower lip that occasionally will disappear and reappear.

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Alexander picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning of the movie, young Alexander is receiving a wrestling lesson and his hair is extremely blonde. A short time later, young Alexander is outside with his teacher and fellow students and his hair is more brownish-blonde. (00:05:45)

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The Hunting Party picture

Continuity mistake: When being shot at by the angry waiter, the right hand door mirror was hit by the rifle shot. A few seconds later a view shows only a very minor hole in the glass, and no damage to the rest of the mirror. Surely a rifle shot would have caused more damage to plastic and chrome trim, almost surely passing right through. (00:30:20)

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